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- (obsolete) nearness; propinquity
1671, John Gregory, chapter XXXI, in Shecinah, or God's Dwelling Presence:
- By Presence, Power and Essence, the Doctors generally mean by the first, an Appropinquity of Vision, that all things are open and naked unto his sight; by the second, an Approximation of Power, that he worketh in and ruleth over all; by the third, an Indistance of his Being to all things whatsoever, of actual or possible existence.
1911, Henry C. Hansbrough, The Second Amendment, page 111:
- Some marvelous psychological results have been noted in consequence of the appropinquity, for a period of several hours, of two healthy bodies such as Eva's and Andy's.